informalused to say that people are angry with someone because of something he or she has done - used especially humorously:
If anything goes wrong, your name will be mud.
➔ drag somebody's name through the mud
at drag1 (10), pen nameWORD FOCUS: name WORD FOCUS: name someone's first name:first name, given nameespecially AmE, Christian name someone's family name:family name, last name, surname, maiden name (a woman's family name before she gets married) the name between your first and last name:middle name all of the words of someone's name:full name when someone writes their name:signature, autograph (of a famous person) a name used instead of someone's real name:nicknamea short name used by someone's friends or family pen name/pseudonyma name used by a writer stage namethe name used by an actor false name, aliasa name used especially by a criminal under an assumed nameusing a false name in order to hide your identity the name of a thing:titlethe name of a book, film, picture etc common namethe name for a plant, animal, substance etc used by ordinary people scientific namethe name used by scientists terma word or phrase used in technical contexts
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.